For my October whimsy, I've naturally turned to Halloween for inspiration.
Since I already made some whimsies last Halloween, with shadowy birds, dripping blood and skeleton hands, I felt drawn to something a bit lighter.
Thanks to a brainstorming session with my friend Sarah, we have a candy corn whimsy!
Complete with candy-corn-coloured flower and velvet leaves, handmade candy corn pieces and a light peach-coloured veil.
I took the photoshoot as an opportunity to bring out some of my favourite old Halloween decorations.
These particular items have been around since I was a kid. I remember the year we got Jack, with his squishy funny face. I think there was a whole collection, although we only had one. Does anyone else remember these or did anyone have one?
He's a bit worse for wear now, particularly from some conflicts with cat claws.
But still loveable. I'm not sure how he makes that face though. I gave this some serious effort and quite a few attempts.
He likes feeling pretty, although he doesn't want to admit it.
Anyway...another thing I've been meaning to do is show an alternative way to wear a whimsy. My understanding is that the true-to-vintage way is with the flower (or other main decoration) at the top and centre of the head, with the veil coming down to just below the eyes or nose.
If you prefer though, I think this looks great with the flower to the side, an the veil arranged over the head from there. Depending on the exact position, you can have the veil fall where you like, even just over your hair if you aren't sure about face veils.
I love that one. It makes me look like I have a crazy nose (while conveniently hiding my actual nose!).
This whimsy is up in my Etsy shop (as are two of last years designs), and ready to ship!
Halloween lovers, how do you like your decorations and outfits? Fun, whimsical and bright, or dark and ominous? (Or a bit of both!)